Simon Carrignon, a PhD student at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is visiting Alex Bentley's lab. Simon studies cultural evolution using agent-based models. His recent projects include modeling the co-evolution of trade and culture in past societies and modeling proportionate selection in cultural evolution. Simon also participated in the DySoC archaeology workshop.
New paper: G. Siopsis et al. 2018. Quantum prisoners’ dilemma under enhanced
interrogation. Quantum Inf Process 17:144. [Link]
New paper: S. Gavrilets et al. 2018. Understanding homosexuality: moving on from patterns to mechanisms. Archives of Sexual Behavior 47:27–31. [Link]
S. Collins-Elliot gave a talk on "The Distribution and Mass Consumption of Wine through Maritime Networksin the Central Mediterranean, ca. 400 BCE – 50 CE" at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference in Edinburgh, UK. Apr 12.
S. Collins-Elliot gave a talk on "Measuring Rural Economic Development through Categorical Data Analysisin Southern Etruria and Latium (400 BCE – 50 CE)" at 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn, German. May 23.
S. Gavrilets gave a talk on "Evolution of institutions for collective action: contrasting selective imitation and self-interested design" at the conference on Socio-physics and Socio-engineering (Moscow, Russia), May 23-25, 2018.
B. Prins will take over as lead editor of International Studies Quarterly Jan 1, 2019. [announcement]
New paper: L. Perry et al. Collective Action Problem in Heterogeneous Groups with Punishment and Foresight. J. Stat. Phys.
S. Gavrilets gave a talk on Modeling the evolutionary origins and dynamics of social complexity at the conference Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution – MPDEE-18 (Leicester, UK), Apr 9-13, 2018.
S. Gavrilets gave a talk on Closer than brothers: The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences at the Social, Decision, and Organizational Sciences program, U. of Maryland, Apr 23, 2018.
O. Manaev gave a talk on Independent Public opinion polling vs. authoritarian state (A case of Belarus) at AAPOR's 73rd Annual Conference in May in Denver, Session: From Russia to Mexico: Election Polls Around the World
May 31-June 2, 2018 Baker Center Global Security Conference on Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies hosted by K. Wiegand and B. Prins